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Today's News

  • Brunswick basketball players win gold

    Staff Report

    Two Brunswick basketball players and two Brunswick basketball teams won gold medals in the 2012 Special Olympics North Carolina Eastern Basketball Tournament March 17 in Johnston County.
    Warren Williams and Marcus Small won gold medals in basketball skills.
    Heather King won a silver medal in basketball skills. Anna Scheitrumpf won a fourth-place ribbon in basketball skills. Maurice Edge won a fifth-place ribbon in basketball skills.

  • Save money and conserve electricity during Earth Hour

    The entire county is invited to join a worldwide public environmental action event called Earth Hour.

    At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, millions of people around the globe are encouraged to switch off their lights for one hour. Participants are asked to make a commitment to go beyond the hour with actions that benefit the planet in the year ahead.

    Linda Rudick, member of Keep Brunswick County Beautiful, has coordinated efforts for Earth Hour in Brunswick County.

  • Shallotte alderman issues challenge to The Coastal Companies

    SHALLOTTE—A Shallotte alderman plainly challenged Mark Saunders to follow through on his word and to be prepared to answer questions at the board’s April meeting.

    Last Thursday during a board of aldermen meeting, which was recessed from March 6, the agenda included less than four items. The majority of the meeting was set aside to discuss calling the bond on Safeguard Insurance Company “to perform its obligations under the subdivision bonds for Rivers Edge Golf & Plantation Club LLC” and to direct an attorney to send a letter to Safeguard.

  • Trojans lose to Whiteville in conference tennis

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick boys’ tennis team lost two matches last week, losing 9-0 in a non-conference match against Laney and 5-4 to Whiteville in a conference match. West is 2-3 in the conference. South won two matches and is 5-0 in the conference, 11-1 overall. Summaries are below.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Assault on a female and disturbing the peace in the parking lot of the Kangaroo on Main Street; suspect pulled the victim’s hair and slammed her into a vehicle.

    •Dwight Sylvester Powell Jr., 24, of 2624 Sander’s Forest Drive, Shallotte, was charged with assault on a female in the Kangaroo parking lot.

  • West golfer Hensley wins conference tourney

    By Connie Hensley
    Special to The Beacon
    LELAND—Playing in rain in the first six holes and in sunshine in the final 12, West Brunswick senior Greg Hensley shot a 73 and won by one stroke the second Waccamaw Conference golf match of the season March 19 at Magnolia Greens.
    Hensley shot 1-over par on the 6,023-yard course.

  • West girls, North boys win track meets

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick girls and the North Brunswick boys won track-and-field meets March 22 at West.
    In the four-team girls’ meet, West scored 109 points and North 88. In the boys’ meet, North scored 133.3 points and West 95. South Columbus and East Bladen also competed.
    The Lady Trojans won nine events.
    West senior Jasmine Jackson won four events: the 200 (28 seconds), the high jump (4-feet-8), the long jump (15-4.5) and the triple jump (29-9).
    Shelly Chavis won the 800 (2:56) and 2-mile (15:58).

  • Trojan golfers win at Land-O-Lakes

    By Alan Hensley
    Special to The Beacon
    Week two of the Waccamaw conference golf season heated up between the top two ranked teams, West Bladen and West Brunswick. On March 20, the Knights beat the Trojans 316-318 at Magnolia Greens Golf Course to remain in first.
    On March 22, the Trojans won a scorecard tiebreaker after each team finished even with 317 strokes at Land-O-Lakes Golf Club.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 14, 15, 16, 19 and 20 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, March 14

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Catherine Abbatiello, PG improper equipment.

  • Time running out to speak up about school start times

    At the next Brunswick County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 3, officials will make a final determination about what time classes will start for the 2012-2013 school year.
    This year, the district adopted a staggered-start schedule, beginning and ending classes at various times depending on whether students are in elementary, middle or high school.
    Superintendent Edward Pruden says the change has taken a number of school buses off the road and has essentially saved the district about $500,000 of an ever-decreasing, tighter budget.